It’s been a few days ago the last time I am com­pelled to write about call­ing. Why? Because most peo­ple don’t know if they are on the right track, and that’s okay.

We are liv­ing now in an infor­ma­tion age where­in, more and more peo­ple have start­ed find­ing their call­ing in so many dif­fer­ent ways. Some are look­ing for it by liv­ing in anoth­er coun­try or explor­ing things that they haven’t tried yet and most peo­ple end up emp­ty, liv­ing anx­ious­ly how they could live a bet­ter life and wish­ing if they only knew their call­ing, they would not end up dis­ap­point­ed.

whenyourecallingisunclear

I was in the same sit­u­a­tion two years ago.

I want­ed to become suc­cess­ful in any way I can with my own might.

Have attend­ed dif­fer­ent sem­i­nars that tack­led about finance and entre­pre­neur­ship.

Have tried to start a per­son­al finance blog and the last thing I did was to apply to become an insur­ance advi­sor that I end­ed up resign­ing from it because I find it real­ly hard at least for me to achieve the suc­cess I want in life.

I ven­tured into many things yet I have found myself in the same place, par­a­lyzed by uncer­tain­ty and fear.

Those moments trig­gered me to ask God: why for some peo­ple, it is easy for them to find their call­ing, and oth­ers are not?  If you are like me, have you ever asked your­self or oth­er peo­ple why you’re call­ing seems unclear?

Let me share it with you the three lessons I’ve learned through­out the process of find­ing my call­ing. This could help you to under­stand why a call­ing is nev­er clear.

 

 1. When you’re call­ing is not clear, you’re on the right track.

I have nev­er had clar­i­ty. I have only ever had trust.” —Moth­er Tere­sa

A call­ing is nev­er clear, there are times I seek God in which direc­tion He wants me to take but He often wants me to move first. It helped me to under­stand, that when you want to know where you are called at, don’t wait for clar­i­ty.

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In read­ing the Bible from cov­er to cov­er for years, I nev­er encoun­tered a man or a woman that was called by God hav­ing a clear instruc­tions from Him where they should go or what they should do. God nev­er gave them an accu­rate assign­ment or an accu­rate place. Like for exam­ple, Abra­ham. When He was called by God to go the Promise Land, God nev­er told him where it is on the map, or even tell him if there is a hotel or a shel­ter he and his fam­i­ly can live there.

Abra­ham, wasn’t clear as well, what God want­ed Him to do. He didn’t know how he will be the father of many nations. Like for Moses, God gave him the order to free His peo­ple out of slav­ery in Egypt but God nev­er told him if he will have an army or weapon that can help him to ful­fill the task. In the end, both of them found their call­ing. They both ful­filled the assign­ment that God gave to them. They might con­fuse the first time they received the assign­ment yet they trust in God dur­ing the process.

 

2. Clar­i­ty comes only when we take action.

We don’t often know what we should be doing until we start doing it.

When God called Moses to a great task, he actu­al­ly doesn’t know what to do. He told God also that he can’t speak on behalf of Him in the con­gre­ga­tion of Israel because his lips are fal­ter­ing. How would Moses lead the peo­ple of Israel to the Promise Land if he is unskill­ful and total­ly clue­less on what to do?

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What Moses did? He just start­ed to take action and obey every­thing God will be say­ing to him. Though he doubt­ed his own capa­bil­i­ty at first, but in the end, he trust­ed God in the process. Through­out the his­to­ry in Exo­dus, Moses was able to lead not just thou­sands but ten thou­sands of peo­ple and able to raise up lead­ers just like him.

How was he able to do that? He just start­ed doing it. His expe­ri­ence leads him to become a com­pe­tent leader and that gives him the con­fi­dence to lead the Israelites all of his life.

Trust­ing in the process means tak­ing action even you are total­ly clue­less about it. When in doubt com­mit.

I nev­er dreamed about being a writer or to become an author when I was young. and then one day, I just tried to write what was in my head. Today, I love shar­ing my thoughts and expe­ri­ences through writ­ing.

A call­ing is a sum total of a person’s life’s expe­ri­ences, skills and pas­sions that all put to work.

3. Just because it is hard, doesn’t mean you should quit.

We are what we repeat­ed­ly do.” — Aris­to­tle

While many peo­ple have start­ed fol­low­ing their pas­sion, from my own expe­ri­ence, it was the most painful and risky thing to do. Many peo­ple think they have the pas­sion for some­thing and when the going gets tough, they eas­i­ly quit.

My com­mit­ment was nev­er built overnight. There are nights, I am almost sleep­less. One thing that helped me a lot to build my com­mit­ment is being account­able. The time I vol­un­teered in the min­istry, joined a small group in our church, and start­ed lead­ing one, I have gone through dif­fi­cult times of main­tain­ing my com­mit­ment and con­sis­ten­cy.

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And I believe, one of the rea­sons why some peo­ple are not suc­cess­ful because they don’t fol­low their com­mit­ments. They nev­er fight for it. I’ve seen many of them start­ed hav­ing a pas­sion and end up quit­ting and iso­lat­ing them­selves in the end.

That’s why pas­sion and desire are not enough. You need to learn to fol­low your com­mit­ments.

Let your pas­sion fol­low you instead of you fol­low­ing it. What we need is a kind of prac­tice that demands our total pres­ence and a seri­ous atti­tude to achieve what we want in life.

We are what we repeat­ed­ly do. If you want to become good at some­thing, com­mit to it seri­ous­ly.

In the end, dis­cov­er­ing what you were meant to do and meant to be, requires action and com­mit­ment.

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